ST. WERBURGH

ST. WERBURGH

Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Published in 4 hymnals


Composer: John Bacchus Dykes

John Bacchus Dykes, Mus. Doc.; b. Kingston-upon-Hull, 1823; d. St. Leonard's 1876 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Incipit: 11351 16551 54323
Key: E Major

Texts

Oh, who like Thee, so calm, so bright

Oh, who like Thee, so calm, so bright,
Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Light of Light!
Oh, who like Thee did ever go
So patient thro' a world of woe!
So meek, so lowly, yet so high,
So glorious in humility

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Praise to God for His Goodness and Truth

Join all ye servants of the Lord

Notes

Werburh or Wærburh (also known as Werburgh and Werburga) (d. 3 February 699 at Trentham) is an English saint and the patron saint of Chester. She was born at Stone (now in Staffordshire), and was the daughter of King Wulfhere of Mercia (himself the Christian son of the pagan King Penda of Mercia) and his wife St Ermenilda, herself daughter of the King of Kent. She was a nun for most of her life, and was tutored under her great aunt Etheldreda (or Audrey), the first Abbess of Ely and former queen of Northumbria. Werburh was instrumental in convent reform across England. She eventually succeeded her mother Ermenilda, her grandmother Seaxburh, and great-aunt Etheldreda as fourth Abbess of Ely. She was buried at Hanbury in Staffordshire and her remains were later transferred to Chester, of which church and monastery she became the great patroness (see Chester Cathedral). She is the last abbess whose name is recorded. --Wikipedia

Instances

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #91

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #65

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The Lutheran Hymnary #225

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